Why is it important to get a patient’s health history?

Why is it important to get a patient’s health history?

 

Why is it important to get a patient’s health history? Review the CAGE questionnaire and consider the difficult questions you might have to ask when you take a patient’s health history.
-Review the screening tools found and consider how you might use an app or tool to assist in screening.
-Review the health history guide and consider how you would create your own script for building a health history.
-Describe the components of complete gynecologic health history.

How do you write patient history?

 

Include considerations for special populations such as LGBTQ+ individuals.-What health maintenance guidelines should be included for initial and follow-up might be needed for follow-up assessments? (i.e., bone density test, Gardasil vaccine, shingles, etc.)?

What are the types of health history?

  • What questions would you consider in your patient’s assessment? For example, what is your patient’s living situation?
  • Do they have stairs?
  • Do they live by themselves?
  • Do they have a working refrigerator?
  • Create your own script for building a health history and use the Health History Template for guidance (consider the type of language you would use to help your patient be more comfortable).
  • As you create your script, consider the difficult questions you want to include in your script

What is a health history assessment?

In addition to your script for building a health history for this assignment, include a separate section called “Reflection” that includes the following:
A brief summary of your experiences in developing and implementing your script during your health history.
Explanations of what you might find difficult when asking these questions. What you found insightful and what would you say or do differently.